THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

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Postby volvojack » Sat 24 Dec, 2016 1:35 pm

Things you don't see anymore.
Couples walking in the park on Chrismas Day morning wearing matching fake Sheepskin coats (nylon) very prominent in the 60s. They looked lovely for a while until they had some wear.
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Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby chemimike » Sat 24 Dec, 2016 11:44 pm

Mind you, if they wee not fake and had got them abroad , then they were sometimes not cured properly and got rather smelly after a time
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Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby dogduke » Tue 27 Dec, 2016 6:53 pm

The old £5 note seems to have disappeared pretty fast.
The new one was launched 13/9 and Leeds was one of the six areas selected by the bank
for concentrated release.
Haven't seen one for a couple of months.
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Postby volvojack » Wed 28 Dec, 2016 1:01 pm

There were posts recently about overcoats on beds because of no central heating but also these days you don't see coats being put over the engine / under the bonnet of cars to soak up the moisture, otherwise many of the old cars, especially Fords would not start on a cold frosty morning. Some of the old 1950's motors had a starting handle to insert under the engine but that could dislocate your shoulder or at least give your arm a good jolt.
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Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby snowman1 » Wed 28 Dec, 2016 4:27 pm

hi jack
i had a ford pop and without the old coat under the bonnet it would not start,it got better when i converted from 6volt to 12volt.
regards
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Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby volvojack » Thu 29 Dec, 2016 1:12 pm

Hello Snowman,
Your mention of the Ford Popular reminds me of the 50's model ( referred to for some reason as The Sit Up And Beg ) model had a gear stick which was long with a ball on the end, when you revved up up third sometimes it would jump out of gear and crack you on the knee, very paindul as i recall.
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Postby buffaloskinner » Thu 29 Dec, 2016 2:26 pm

In 1968 mine was a Ford Pop 100E, and I'm sure only had three gears! and very slow wipers at speed (60mph). Yes it had a very long angles gearstick with a large white ball on the end, loved it though. The only downside was that road holding wasn't too good, especially when you lived in a village with almost permanent muddy roads. The one below was not mine either.
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Postby volvojack » Thu 29 Dec, 2016 3:17 pm

[quote="buffaloskinner"]In 1968 mine was a Ford Pop 100E, and I'm sure only had three gears! and very slow wipers at speed (60mph). Yes it had a very long angles gearstick with a large white ball on the end, loved it though. The only downside was that road holding wasn't too good, especially when you lived in a village with almost permanent muddy roads. The one below was not mine either.

"The one below was not mine either"
If the other one in the picture was yours you were still a very lucky lad.

the car shown i would think is about 1960, wish i owned it now.
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Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby volvojack » Thu 29 Dec, 2016 3:57 pm

There used to be racks of mens and ladies shoes outside town centre shoe shops. there was only one shoe on display in diffrent styles and colours for obvious rasons although my brother was stationed in the R.A.F. at Yeadon and his pal was Arnold Ziff whose father owned the Stylo shoe Company, they had branches not only all over Leeds but throuout the country. Arnold said that at one time they had a spate of thefts from outside of their stores in Leeds of a mans left foot size 9. He did not seem to be style concious as brown, black and suede all disappeared at vvarious times.
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Postby blackprince » Thu 29 Dec, 2016 5:40 pm

volvojack wroteColonThere used to be racks of mens and ladies shoes outside town centre shoe shops. there was only one shoe on display in diffrent styles and colours for obvious rasons although my brother was stationed in the R.A.F. at Yeadon and his pal was Arnold Ziff whose father owned the Stylo shoe Company, they had branches not only all over Leeds but throuout the country. Arnold said that at one time they had a spate of thefts from outside of their stores in Leeds of a mans left foot size 9. He did not seem to be style concious as brown, black and suede all disappeared at vvarious times.

Did all shoeshops in the UK agree only to put the left shoes outside. If not maybe the guy would steal left shoes in Leeds and match them with a right shoe in Bradford. Alternatively the culprit was a one legged bloke with a size 9 left foot. That should narrow the field down a bit.
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